The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
Most of the high spots in our lives come about through encouragement. I don't care how great, how famous, how successful a man may be, he hungers for applause.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.